AerCap has ordered 30 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners valued at $8.1 billion at the Paris Air Show, making it the largest 787 Dreamliner customer.
Aircraft leasing company, AerCap has taken delivery of 55 787s and now has 67 on backlog after this order, including sale leasebacks.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and chief executive officer (CEO), Kevin McAllister says: “AerCap understands the value proposition the 787 brings to its airline customers. We appreciate their continued confidence in the Dreamliner, and we’re excited to have them become the largest 787 customer in the world.”
AerCap CEO, Aengus Kelly says: “The addition of these 30 Boeing 787 aircraft to our portfolio makes us the world’s largest owner of 787 Dreamliner. This strengthens our ambition to satisfy our customers’ demand for an aircraft they truly value due to its economics, operating efficiencies and high levels of in-cabin comfort and innovation.”
The 787-9’s fuselage is stretched by six metres over the 787-8 and has an additional range of 280 nautical miles while using 20 per cent less fuel and producing 20 per cent fewer emissions than aircraft it replaces.